If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/16/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

truthbetold1016smallMy pick tonight is the series premiere of Truth Be Told (fka People are Talking), NBC’s latest comedy about two diverse couples who are both neighbors and best friends. As they go through life side-by-side, they can’t help but analyze and obsess about everything. From topics like sex and race, to the fact that the trusted new babysitter might just be a porn star, nothing is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken foursome. The cast includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell, Vanessa Lachey, and Bresha Webb.

I’ve seen the pilot (although, it might have been an old version of it…) and really enjoyed it. Of course, Mark-Paul Gosselaar is one of my favorites – he has been since Saved By the Bell – but I love Tone Bell in this as well. I have to say the “babysitter might just be a porn star” was my favorite story line of the pilot, but I liked it all.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” Angie’s ex-boyfriend hooks her up with four tickets to the Jay-Z concert. Her husband, Russell, is wary, but her best friends Mitch and Tracy are thrilled with the opportunity to have a fun night out. But first, Tracy and Mitch have to scramble to find a babysitter for their daughter. Mitch fears Kimberly (guest star Antonimar Murphy), the leading candidate, is too attractive. Meanwhile, Russell voices an even bigger concern about the babysitter.

See if this new comedy makes you laugh tonight on NBC at 8:30/7:30c.

I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Amazing Race, Last Man Standing, Undateable, Dr. Ken, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, & BBQ Blitz.
 
Jump with us to see else we think you should watch.
 

Kyle’s Choice

theknick1016smallTonight, The Knick kicks off its second season on Cinemax. Last season, the turn-of-the-century medical drama left most of its characters in dark, tragic places. Cornelia had a secret abortion because having a black man’s baby was not an option – even if she did love Algernon, there was no way she could explain away the child to Philip, the man she just reluctantly married. And to get over his pain of losing a child and the woman he loved, Algernon picked another bare-knuckle fight in the alleyway. Meanwhile, Everett blamed Algernon’s stealing of his promotion for all the bad fortune he’d had of late, including his wife’s current brutal psychiatric treatment involving pulling out all of her teeth. Elsewhere, Herman arranged for opium dealer Ping Wu to kill Bunky, assuming this would wipe out his debt. However, Ping Wu just took over the accounts for himself. And after Thackery killed a young patient while trying to transfuse her with his own blood, he checked into a center for his opium addiction…where they were going to treat him using a new miracle drug from the Bayer company, Heroin!

I’m guessing that Thackery’s addiction problem is not going to improve anytime soon! 🙂 Also, at the end of last season, there was a vote by the board of the Knick as to whether to move the hospital uptown and eliminate charity cases. I’m hoping this doesn’t happen. It wouldn’t be the same gritty show if the hospital only dealt with wealthy patients. One thing I find fascinating about the show are the historic medical advancements that are portrayed, many of which seem extremely barbaric compared to today. It’s a wonder that anyone who got sick or hurt in those days ever lived! The creators of the show provide a really interesting Twitter commentary as the show airs each Friday, tweeting out historical facts about what is being portrayed on-screen.

On tonight’s premiere, “Ten Knots,” the hospital readies for its move uptown, while Dr. Edwards makes a play to be named permanent chief of surgery and Dr. Gallinger heads over to Cromartie Hospital in hopes of getting Dr. Thackery to come back to work. Also, Bertie rebuffs Lucy’s attempt to make amends; Ping Wu demands his prostitutes be given regular medical checkups; Speight tracks a new plague; and Cornelia ministers to a quarantined San Francisco neighborhood.

Find out if the hospital indeed moves uptown and what that means for the show tonight on Cinemax at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording The Amazing Race, Dr. Ken, Undateable, Truth Be Told, Z Nation, and Continuum.
 

Megan’s Choice

hawaiifiveo1016smallI don’t usually cry during Hawaii Five-0, but last week I was in tears when Catherine left Steve, just when he was going to propose. *sigh* I know that it’s all part of a bigger story and she wasn’t acting of her own will because she had orders from some mysterious person, but I am so not happy. In the grand scheme of things, I’m sure it’ll end up being a great story line, but at the moment I’m just incredibly unimpressed with the writers.

Besides the breakup last week, we saw Danny’s nephew, Eric, start in the crime lab and watch while Danny tried to teach him some manners. Eric is funny, but he’s a little rough around the edges, calling the victim a “clubbed baby seal.” Ouch. The case was a diver who accidentally got shot by a gun he picked up while diving for trinkets, which led to an unsolved murder from a few weeks before. They found the killer but then found out he had ties to Gabriel. That boy is always behind trouble. I really hope we tie this story up soon, because it’s getting old. Just kill Gabriel already. Overall, I’m very interested to see how this season plays out as a whole. Aren’t you?

On tonight’s episode, “Ka Papahana Holo Pono (Best Laid Plans),” a wealthy recluse’s corpse is found in a field with almost $1 million in counterfeit bills; Adam is abducted and forced to torture one of Gabriel’s men. NFL player Jerry Rice guest stars.

To see who kidnaps Adam, tune in to CBS at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching Blue Bloods, The Amazing Race, and Truth Be Told.

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